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Plaque marking site of slave auctions missing in Virginia

February 7, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A plaque marking the site of slave auctions was reported missing and vandalism was found nearby in a Virginia city where a deadly white nationalist rally was held in 2017.An employee with WVIR-TV told police Thursday that...

Anger at Trump plan could mobilize Arab voters in Israel


UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — It might have seemed to be one of the more innocuous elements in President Donald Trump's deeply divisive Middle East peace initiative: the suggestion that a densely populated Arab region of Israel be added to a future Palestinian...

Warren apologizes to 6 women of color who left Nevada office

February 6, 2020

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is apologizing to six women of color who left her presidential campaign office in Nevada before the state's caucuses because they felt marginalized and because their concerns weren't addressed by supervisors.“I...

Virginia lawmakers pass protections for LGBTQ people

By SARAH RANKIN | February 6, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers passed comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation Thursday that advocates said makes the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people.The measures advanced on bipartisan votes, 59-35...

Trump puts global religious freedom in the political fray

By ELANA SCHOR | February 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump sharply challenged the faith of his political opponents this week, he was drawing new attention to a religious issue that he’s staked repeated claim to: the global freedom to worship.The day after Trump...

Modi says Indian Muslims had nothing to fear in new law

By ASHOK SHARMA | February 6, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Parliament on Thursday that Indian Muslims had nothing to fear from a new citizenship law and accused opposition parties of toeing rival Pakistan's propaganda to create fear.Modi said the Congress and other opposition...

California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative

By DON THOMPSON | February 5, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A civil rights leader who was gay and a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously pardoned by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who also announced Wednesday what may be the nation's first process for forgiving those...

Prada agrees to racial training after window display uproar

By DEEPTI HAJELA | February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion brand Prada will take steps including racial equity training for its employees in New York City and executives in Milan, as well as hiring a diversity officer, as part of a settlement with the city over the 2018 display...

Trump aide ties Israeli settlements to rising anti-Semitism

By DEB RIECHMANN | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Palestinians on Wednesday that Israeli settlements will continue to expand because rising anti-Semitism around the world means more Jews will immigrate to Israel.Addressing...

Facebook takes down anti-Semitic page, governor says

February 5, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Facebook has agreed to shutter the public page of a group the administration has identified as anti-Semitic, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday.Murphy, a Democrat, said in a joint statement with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal...

California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying

By CUNEYT DIL | February 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against disabled and non-binary students. The move also comes after...

AP Interview: Italy wants to shift but stay in EU’s orbit

By FRANCES D'EMILIO and TRISHA THOMAS | February 4, 2020

ROME (AP) — Italy is not looking to leave the European Union but wants reforms that would shift the Britain-less bloc's “center of gravity” away from bureaucratic institutions in Brussels to elected bodies like the European Parliament, the country's...